Provided by: exim_3.36-18ubuntu1_i386
exiwhat - programs to query what running exim processes are doing
The shell script called exiwhat first of all empties the processlog
file in Exim’s log directory. It then uses the ps command to find all
processes running exim, and sends each one the SIGUSR1 signal. This
causes each process to write a single line describing its current
activity to the processlog file. The script waits a bit, then copies
the file to the standard output.
164 0.53 daemon: -q1h, listening on port 25
10483 0.54 running queue: waiting for 0tAycK-0002ij-00 (10492)
10492 0.54 delivering 0tAycK-0002ij-00 to mail.ref.book [126.96.36.199]
10592 0.53 handling incoming call from [245.211.243.242]
10628 0.54 accepting a local non-SMTP message
The first number in the output line is the process number; the second
is the Exim version number. The third line has been split here, in
order to fit it on the page. Because Exim processes run under a variety
of uids, it is necessary to run exiwhat as root in order to be able to
send the signal to all Exim processes.
There is extensive documentation available in /usr/share/doc/exim and
in the info system regarding exim. Please be sure to have the exim-doc
This manual page was stiched together by Christoph Lameter
<email@example.com>, from the original documentation coming with the
sourcecode package for the Debian GNU/Linux system.